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Prefaces to Shakespeare

Author: Tony Tanner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010.
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In the final ten years of his life, Tony Tanner tackled the largest project any critic in English can take on, writing a preface to each of Shakespeare's plays. This collection serves as a comprehensive introduction for the general reader. Tanner brings Shakespeare to life, explicating everything from big-picture issues such as the implications of shifts in Elizabethan culture to close readings of Shakespeare's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tanner, Tony.
Prefaces to Shakespeare.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010
(OCoLC)745696913
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Tanner
ISBN: 9780674051379 0674051378 9780674064249 0674064240
OCLC Number: 456169878
Description: xi, 827 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Comedies. The comedy of errors ; The taming of the shrew ; The two gentlemen of Verona ; Love's labor's lost ; Romeo and Juliet ; A midsummer night's dream ; The merchant of Venice ; The merry wives of Windsor ; Much ado about nothing ; As you like it ; Twelfth night ; All's well that ends well ; Measure for measure --
Histories. Henry VI, part one ; Henry VI, part two ; Henry VI, part three ; Richard III ; King John ; Richard II ; Henry IV, part one ; Henry IV, part two ; Henry V ; Henry VIII --
Major tragedies. Hamlet ; Othello ; King Lear ; Macbeth --
Greek and Roman plays. Titus Andronicus ; Troilus and Cressida ; Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra ; Timon of Athens ; Coriolanus --
Romances. Pericles ; Cymbeline ; The winter's tale ; The tempest.
Responsibility: Tony Tanner ; with a foreword by Stephen Heath.

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A comprehensive introduction to Shakespeare. It offers coverage ranging from big-picture issues such as the implications of shifts in Elizabethan culture to close readings of Shakespeare's deployment  Read more...

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I do hope every teacher and professor can love and illuminate the plays as well as Tanner does in these insightful, elegant, and witty essays. -- Arthur Phillips Barnes and Noble Review 20100423 Read more...

 
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